Five kidnapped in Balochistan
23 August, 2012
QUETTA: At least five people were kidnapped from Bolan and Pishin districts on Wednesday as lawlessness continues in the province.
According to sources, at least three people were kidnapped from Bolan area while they were on picnic. Bolan, which used to be an attractive picnic spot, has seen a decline in tourists in the last few years due to the prevailing lawlessness and rampant insurgencies in the province.
Moreover, it is the area where Baloch militants usually attack security forces' convoys. The kidnapped persons were identified as Mohammad Khan, Lal Moham and Abdul Qadir belonging to the Rasinai tribe.
In another incident, two traders were kidnapped from Pishin area of Balochistan. According to sources, the traders, identified as Abdul Zarif and Mohammad Zahir, were on their way to Pishin from Quetta when unidentified persons intercepted their vehicle and kidnapped them at gunpoint.